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Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurse Per Diem - Preoperative and Post Anesthesia Care Units - 12-Hour Evenings 10:30am/11am/12pm in Los Angeles, California

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Cedars-Sinai's Preoperative (PreOp) and Post Anesthesia care units (PACU) total over 100 bays within the main medical center and Advanced Health Science Pavilion. Our perianesthesia nurses are highly skilled critical care professionals who care for patients as they are undergoing or regaining consciousness from anesthesia. They continuously monitor and record patients' vital signs, monitor for side effects and adverse reactions related to anesthesia and are prepared to handle emergency situations if needed to ensure patients' safety.

As a Registered Nurse in PreOp PACU you will assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care within this specialty patient population. You will also

  • provide and accurately document direct and indirect patient care services that ensures the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients in a timely manner

  • provide patient education on disease prevention and restorative measures.

  • provide administration of medications and therapeutic agents necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, or rehabilitative plan of care.

  • perform skin tests, immunizations, phlebotomy and the initiation of peripheral venous access.

  • observe and assess signs and symptoms of illness, reactions to medications/treatments, general behavior, and/or general physical condition to determine normal versus abnormal characteristics and initiate emergency procedures when indicated.

  • plan and implement individualized patient care based on observations. Implements appropriate reporting, referrals and care in accordance with standardized procedures while providing care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • identify patients' readiness for learning and their ability to follow directions/instructions and give consent while identifying and assessing patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations.

  • demonstrate the knowledge and the ability to identify and make special adjustments as required to the specific populations' needs, including cultural, spiritual, age, psychosocial, communication, gender, sexual orientation, economic, education, family and condition needs.

Per Diem staff must consistently meet the following work requirements.

  • A minimum of 2 days per pay period is required.

  • Be available to work the number of hours or shifts agreed upon with the Executive Director / Associate Director / Supervisor.

  • When agreed upon shifts are self-canceled, the work commitment must be met by working another day(s) in the pay period.

  • Work a minimum of three (3) weekend shifts per 6 week schedule (exception: Ambulatory / Outpatient Clinics).

  • Per Diem staff working 144 or more hours per time schedule will work a minimum of four (4) weekend shifts per schedule.

  • If Per Diem staff fails to meet their weekend commitment, a letter of "self-termination" by failing to meet the time commitment will be sent.

  • Be available to work two (2) of the six national holidays one must include Christmas or New Year's.

  • The holiday commitments will include the holiday eves as the day.

  • Be available to rotate shifts as needed.

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or higher preferred.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current California State RN License required.

  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association ACLS and PALS certifications required.


  • Minimum 1 year recent acute RN experience in specialty- PACU or ICU.

  • Working knowledge of applicable Standards of Practice.

  • Demonstrated dedication to customer service and ability to meet the needs and expectations of patients and health care colleagues.

Working Title: Registered Nurse Per Diem - Preoperative and Post Anesthesia Care Units - 12-Hour Evenings 10:30am/11am/12pm

Department: PACU PreOp

Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops

Job Category: Nursing

Job Specialty: Nursing

Position Type: Per Diem

Shift Length: 12 hour shift

Shift Type: Evening

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.